(Update)TBO conducts search and arrests one in Larimar case

  TBO spokesperson Roderick Gouverneur confirmed that a search was conducted relating to the Larimar investigation and that one arrest had been made. However, he said that TBO is not making any statements at the moment because of the ongoing investigation. Gouverneur did not specify where the search was conducted, but it is believed that a building in Pointe Blanche was included.

  As part of the Larimar investigation Dutch consultant R.M. (64) was suspected of alleged bribery of former Minister of Public Housing, Spatial Planning, Environment and Infrastructure VROMI and now United Democrats Member of Parliament Theo Heyliger between August 1 and September 9, 2011.

  According to an indictment that was handed to the suspect by the Prosecutors Office late last year, R.M. paid Heyliger US $300,000 for the purchase of real estate $260,000 via Caribbean Advice and Consultancy Ltd. and $40,000 through Advanced Consultech SA to persuade Heyliger to award government contracts to dredging company Devcon TCI Ltd. and construction company Volker Construction International BV/Volker Stevin Caribbean NV

  The Prosecutors Office is holding Heyliger responsible for accepting bribes of $300,000 in total, knowing or reasonably suspecting that this was offered to him in order to persuade him to act in violation of his duty, it was stated in R.M.s indictment.

  R.M. was also accused of the attempted bribery of other government officials. Between August 23, 2006, and August 20, 2018, he is said ....

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